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Mastering Trade Policy: Understanding and Acting in Today's Economy

  • USD 5,900

  • classroom only
  • United States |
  • Date not specified
  • Certificate

Globalization has made trade policy a more prominent and complex sphere of public policy. Policymakers, analysts, business people and activists must deal simultaneously with initiatives at the national, bilateral, regional and multilateral levels.

No longer confined to tariffs and quotas, trade policy is completely linked to a nation’s social and environmental policies—not to mention a country’s overall development strategy.

Program Benefits

  • An enhanced understanding of the relationship between economics and trade policy
  • An advanced skill set in negotiations
  • A deeper knowledge of the institutions and rules of international trade
  • The capacity to integrate theory and practice in all of these areas

Who Should Attend

  • National ministries and federal agencies
  • Legislatures of state and provincial governments
  • Regional and multilateral organizations
  • Corporations
  • Development banks
  • Labor unions
  • Academic institutions
  • Law firms
  • Nongovernmental organizations

Faculty

Robert Lawrence
Albert L Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment
Brian Mandell
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

*Program faculty is subject to change

Curriculum

The cases promote exploration and discussion of a wide range of current international trade issues. Case study topics from previous sessions have included:

  • Brazil's challenge to the United States on cotton subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Disagreement between the European Union and the United States over the use of beef hormones
  • The efforts of a coalition of U.S. firms to get intellectual property protection placed on the agenda of the WTO
  • The efforts of a consortium of non-governmental organizations and developing countries that led the WTO to issue a declaration on access to essential medicines

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